HighEnd Used Saddles, LLC, Saddlery & Harness, Tucson, AZ

Item #AN102C - Antares 17/17.5 Long/Forward Flap 2013, Full Calfskin

$ 2,195.00

SOLD

Antares Close Contact Jumping Saddle. If you are looking for a saddle with all of the bells and whistles, this may be the one for you! Features full calfskin for extra grip, a premium feature that costs hundreds of dollars extra. Stamped 17, and measures generously at approximately 17.5" by our tape so may work for a rider who takes a 17 or who takes a 17.5. Panels are slightly broader under the seat for a broader distribution of weight to maximize comfort for the horse’s back. Features a beautiful hidden fancy stitch pattern on the underside of the channel (you won’t be able to see it unless you turn the saddle over and it’s a beautiful detail!) Flap is long/forward, measuring approximately 14” from the top of the stirrup bar where the buckle sits to the bottom of the flap and approximately 14” in width at the widest point. Features front and back blocks. Padded flap. Has both billet guards, the attached kind which is ideal because there is less chance of them sliding off and being lost. Billets are designed for increased horse comfort with the "V" style attachment (the “V” style placement of the billets reduces pressure points). Tree is regular, measuring approximately 4 3/8” between the dots under the pommel (typically works well on horses of average build, so not the most narrow horse in the barn nor the widest horse in the barn, but those who fall in the middle).  Made in 2013. Very good condition, I just see signs of nameplate on back of cantle, and the texture of the calfskin more pronounced on the flap as sometimes happens with the calfskin option (creating a bit of wrinkled texture on the flaps.)  Great opportunity to enjoy a saddle with all the popular features at a great price. New around $5,000. Ours just $2195